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Afghanistan To Release 1500 Taliban Prisoners

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has issued a decree to release Taliban prisoners ahead of talks between the insurgents and the Afghan government, his spokesman said Tuesday, potentially removing an obstacle to implementing the U.S.-Taliban deal. “President Ghani has signed the decree that would facilitate the release of the Taliban prisoners in accordance with an accepted […]

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Taliban Does Not Intend To Honor Peace Deal With Trump

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government has collected persuasive intelligence that the Taliban do not intend to honor the promises they have made in the recently signed deal with the United States, three American officials tell NBC News, undercutting what has been days of hopeful talk by President Donald Trump and his top aides. “They have […]

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Trump Sending Border Patrol Tactical Units To Sanctuary Cities

The Trump administration will deploy 100 tactical Border Patrol officers to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in 10 so-called sanctuary cities across the nation, a senior official with the Department of Homeland Security said Friday. The decision to deploy the officers comes after the administration has recently repeatedly targeted sanctuary cities that limit cooperation […]